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Construction workers' accidents: Companies fined for man's death

Considering the required safety gear, inspections and training that is required to operate a construction site, it is well-known that they can be dangerous for workers. Sadly, when construction workers' accidents occur in California and across the country, they can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Recently two companies were fined in relation to the death of a worker on one of their job sites earlier this year.

Construction workers' accidents: Man killed by faulty scaffolding

Some jobs entail more risk to employees than others. Even though there are risks involved in most jobs, employers bear the responsibility to provide safe working environments for their employees. Multiple agencies and policies in California exist to ensure companies are following safety standards, but construction workers' accidents still occur. Last year, in another state, a man lost his life when proper safety precautions were ignored by his employer.

Construction workers' accidents continue on Facebook campus

Over the  years, many safety practices have been mandated for construction sites to ensure protection of workers. Workers may be required to wear hard hats, reflective clothing and harnesses on the job, among other policies. Despite efforts to maintain a safe work environment, construction workers' accidents still occur in California. Recently, a man suffered injuries after a fall on a construction site, but his life may have been spared by the safety harness he was wearing.

Construction workers' accidents can change a person's life

The California division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to limit and regulate injuries for employees across the state. Unfortunately, despite regulations, construction workers' accidents still occur on a regular basis, resulting in injuries to those involved. OSHA recently began an investigation at a construction site where a building unexpectedly collapsed. Fortunately, all workers involved survived the accident. 

Construction workers' accidents: one injured, another killed

Construction areas in California can be extremely dangerous to any person on site. Many factors can contribute to construction workers' accidents, including faulty equipment, miscalculation by engineers, insufficient safety training, or policies and other factors. For a worker, an accident can result in serious injury or death. Recently, two men's lives were changed due to a wall collapse on their work site.

Injuries from construction workers' accidents can be expensive

Safety regulations and standards are ignored or disregarded on California job sites every day. When a workers' safety is at risk, it can result in debilitating and fatal injuries. Construction workers' accidents can result in numerous expensive medical bills and potential loss of income while healing occurs. Employers are mandated to provide workers' compensation insurance for employees that offers financial relief in the event of an accident. Lawyers who focus their practices on employment law may determine that some injured workers have grounds to pursue compensation outside of workers' compensation in civil court.

Construction workers' accidents caused by code violations

The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires many safety codes and regulations to be in place at work sites for the protection of workers. OSHA is well aware that construction workers' accidents can cause severe injuries and, in some instances, may be fatal when safety codes are not followed. A 52-year-old man is facing personal regrets and legal consequences for his involvement in a 2014 construction site accident.

Construction workers' accidents can be eligible for compensation

In California and all other states, workers' compensation exists as an insurance to cover lost wages and medical bills for those injured on the job, and it even includes death benefits regarding fatal accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a federal regulatory agency that sets and enforces standards for safe work environments. Even with OSHA's efforts, many job sites still contain unacceptable risks and dangers for employees. Despite safety measures and enforcement actions, construction workers' accidents still occur. Recently, a father of three young children died on a construction site due to a fall.

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